The U.S. of After Chapter 23-24

Ralph His-a-kit-a-mi-si caught the bullets while the old man smiled his smile of peace. Ethan We all rode the horses without talking for some time.  I don’t know when someone started speaking, but it must have been after traveling for nearly a day.  We all rode in a line, me first, then old man Jacob,Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 23-24”

The U.S. of After Chapter 22

Clayton We didn’t even hear the four militia guys who walked up behind us with guns drawn.  The only way I knew that somethin’ was up was when Amy turned and gasped and then all the blood ran out of her face.  I’d heard stories about these types, mostly told by mothers to scare theirContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 22”

The U.S. of After Chapter 19

Ethan The sky was falling. I remember as a kid my Dad used to read that story to me about Chicken Little, but now it was real.  Whatever smashed into the planet over the western horizon was sending up a plume of black stuff into the atmosphere that was blotting out the sun.  Everything wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 19”

The U.S. of After Chapter 18

Morax This thrall is full of hate and lust and power mad pride.  I did not have to do much leading. I sat on the hill, the grass all burned and brown from the sun, overlooking the beautifully ruined town of McAlester.  The animal man barked orders to twenty one hardened soldier-scavengers.  A hundred moreContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 18”

The U.S. of After Chapter 17

Clayton There stood Gabe in front of me. He looked a little cleaner this time, and I started to say somethin’, but he cut me off. “Clayton,” he said, his voice soft and deep as if it came from underground somewhere.  “I thought I told you that your destination should be Jerusalem.” I stood stillContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 17”

The U.S. of After Chapter 16

Howard It was not a difficult thing keeping the three of them safe in the truck while it spun out of control and flipped over twice.  It was all thanks to my Superior intervening, really.  It was another thing entirely to watch helplessly as Moloch spurred Ralph into a frenzy of rage.  The fiend wouldContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 16”

The U.S. of After Chapter 15

Ethan McAlester was a mess.  Riots, Volos, disorder, everything went down the drain.  I lay on the side of a hill looking across the city at the black smoke rising up and wondered if I my life would ever be the same again.  I took this military uniform off a corpse because he sure didn’tContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 15”

The U.S. of After Chapter 14

Clayton Without warnin’, Ralph pulled on the wheel of the truck when we caught sight of that big column of black smoke.  The truck went over toward the ditch so fast it caught a tire kind of funny and started up on it’s side.  Before we could blink we were seeing sky-ground-sky-ground.  I can’t explainContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 14”

The U.S. of After Chapter 13

Howard I sat in the bed of the red Dodge truck with the remaining barrel of diesel, two empty barrels, a couple of dirty rags, a shovel and a skinny member of the enemy named Moloch.  I remembered him from before.  We knew each other in a way that old family know each other, exceptContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 13”

The U.S. of After Chapter 12

Clayton I was kinda suspicious of this Ralph guy from the start, but Amy was sure sold on him.  I’ve seen lots of normal lookin’ people do strange things after the world fell apart.  I just had a bad feeling about the guy, that’s all.  He was all smiles, but it was similar to whenContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 12”